This month seem to be a month of accidents as many countries are recording high cases of road a accidents within the month of October and November.
Nine people are reported dead in a horrific road accident in in Kenya at the coastal Kilifi County on Sunday.
Report reveals that, the accident happened at around 3 p.m. involving a passenger minibus and a truck.
18 people lost their lives in DR Congo on Friday through similar road accidents as well, other countries also recorded cases of road accidents within the week.
For the accident that occurred in Kenya, the said truck collided head on with the oncoming passenger minibus, killing the nine on the spot.
All the fatalities are passengers of the minibus which was coming from Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city.
The authorities expressed concern over the increase in accidents, coming soon after President Uhuru Kenyatta relaxed COVID-19 containment measures including curfew and closure of bars.
Road safety enforcers have blamed increased road fatalities on over speeding and drunk driving.
An estimated 3,000 Kenyans die in road accidents annually despite concerted efforts by the state and the private sector to promote safety on the highways, according to the National Transport and Safety Authority.
The situation is not different from Ghana and the rest of African countries. What is the remedy? May be we need conerned specialist to probe into this.